Madge Gill: Medium & Visionary, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham
With no training and no aspirations to fame, Madge Gill produced thousands of ink drawings during her lifetime. This major retrospective exhibition supported by the Wellcome Trust features over 100 works, including the rarely seen The Crucifixion of the Soul.
Until 26 January 2014, www.richmond.gov.uk/arts/
Soft estate: Edward Chell, Bluecoat, Liverpool
This exhibition features new works by Edward Chell alongside that of his peers, including The Caravan Gallery, John Darwell, Laura Oldfield Ford, and George Shaw. Exploring the interface between history, ecology, roads and travel, the show features paintings, prints and objects made using a variety of materials including road dust and etched car parts.
Until 23 February 2014, www.thebluecoat.org.uk
Mud and Water, Rokeby, London
Explore your crafty side at Rokeby’s inaugural exhibition at their new gallery space. Artists including Michael Cardew, Jane Bustin and Janet Leach investigate process, materiality and truthfulness to medium. In so doing they question the history of British Studio Ceramics and the Modernist rhetoric used by figures associated with the movement.
Until 7 March 2014, www.rokebygallery.com/
V.02 Gravity, QUAD, Derby
This exhibition explores the properties of gravity through sound, moving image and Indian music via artworks and an installation that can be controlled by the public. Developed by digital artists Aron Brown, Oli Melia and Rob Newman and ‘chromatic architect’ Aaron Bradbury, the show includes newly commissioned music created by leading artists from Mumbai.
Until 23 February 2014, www.derbyquad.co.uk
Small Is Beautiful, Flowers East, London
Flowers Gallery’s annual end-of-year exhibition features a bumper group of artists – all of whom were invited to submit pieces no larger than 9×7 inches. The lineup includes regular names such as Ken Currie and Peter Howson, plus superb new work from artists including Virginia Verran.
Until 4 January 2014, www.flowersgallery.com
Selections chosen by Jack Hutchinson